UFM exists to support churches in making disciples of all nations. Join us as we hear what God is doing through our mission family around the world.
Since 1931 we’ve had the privilege of helping churches to identify, train, send and support workers for cross-cultural mission. We currently serve about 225 mission partners in 40 countries, sent by 100 gospel-hearted churches.
UFM workers are committed to taking the gospel to the least reached, and supporting under-resourced churches around the world.
For more information visit: ufm.org.uk
Money matters with Jonathan Redhead
Money, money, money! It's the subject that nobody ever wants to talk about - and yet, behind the scenes, it's vital to mission sending in the modern world.
Jonathan Redhead, UFM's Director of Finance, joins us on the 4 Corners podcast to give an insight into budgeting and the important role that sending churches can play in supporting their mission partners in this area.
A view from the local church with Ardi Wiriadinata - Indonesia
How is cross-cultural mission viewed from the perspective of the Indonesian Church? Answering this and much more is Ardi Wiriadinata, Director of Mission at the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation. Ardi shares his thoughts on the 'traditional' Western model, as well as how things are slowly changing in South-East Asia.
For more information about cross-cultural mission, visit: www.ufm.org.uk
You can find out more about the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation here
A contrast of cultures. Mission from a Kenyan perspective with Grace Njuguna
UFM mission worker, Grace Njuguna, spent three years on the Cornhill Training Course, where she undertook a placement at All Saints Church, Crowborough. She is now serving long-term in youth and children’s ministry in Kenya.
Grace joins Anna on the podcast to share her experience of coming to the UK and offers thoughts for churches wanting to welcome cross-cultural mission workers.
4Corners article: https://www.ufm.org.uk/how-can-uk-churches-welcome-cross-cultural-mission-workers/
Majority world mission sending: is there a role for the West?
As the church in many parts of the majority world continues to grow at a rapid pace, how does the church in the West support cross-cultural mission sending from those places, and what practical role, if any, should the church in the West play in the future? Director of UFM Worldwide, Michael Prest, talks over some of the barriers and opportunities for local and national churches as they engage in mission sending from the majority world church.
Interview with JD Payne: A Biblical Theology of Mission
Brandon Nelson, UFM's US director sits down with Professor JD Payne to look at the biblical theology of mission and particularly how it applies to today's Church and our view of mission.
J. D. Payne serves as professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University. Prior to this, he was the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Before moving to Birmingham, he served for ten years with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism in the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting. You can find out more about JD on his website here including his podcast, Strike the Match.
JD's book, Theology of Mission: A Concise Biblical Theology can be purchased on Amazon, as well as many of his other titles.
To find out more about UFM Worldwide and serving in cross-cultural mission please head to our website - we’d love to help you and your church with your world mission involvement.
Dream Small - Seth Lewis on Dreaming Better, not Bigger.
Ahead of the launch of his new book, Dream Small, Seth Lewis talks to us about why playing a part in God's story is far greater than any part we will ever play in our own.
Seth lives on the south coast of Ireland, with his wife and three children. He is currently working with a group of local churches who are committed to church-planting, supporting one another in outreach, and equipping local believers through Bible training.
You can learn more about Seth, his writing and his book here.
To find out how you could serve in cross-cultural mission, head over to ufm.org.uk